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Pierangela Giustetto

Pierangela Giustetto ha scritto 5 articoli per Web Burning Blog

Buy The Complete Guide to Google Wave, Get the Ebook Free

Buy The Complete Guide to Google Wave, Get the Ebook Free

Copies of The Complete Guide to Google Wave have been selling like hotcakes, and unsurprisingly, the ebook has moved a lot faster than the print version. We’ve still got a stack of full-color, hold-in-your-hand paperback books just dying for a home, so we’ve got a special deal: if you buy the paperback book for $25 , you’ll get the ebook free, emailed to you on the spot for instant gratification while you wait for the softcover to arrive at your door. The electronic version of the book is now available as both a PDF and an ePub file; you’ll get both when you buy the paperback. We’re also happy to announce that The Complete Guide to Google Wave is now officially available in the Kindle store , no awkward PDF-to-Kindle conversions required. Best of all, thanks to a partnership with a local charity, when you buy a copy of the paperback book, you’re helping to employ developmentally disabled adults here in San Diego. Meet the folks who will fulfill your order when you buy the book, thanks to NBC San Diego : PWI is a fantastic organization and we’re so happy to partner with them in this indie publishing venture. Thanks so much for supporting me, Adam, and the great folks at PWI when you buy a copy of the book . The Complete Guide to Google Wave

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 yesterday in his WWDC keynote, and it’s a gorgeous device with software upgrades that include multitasking, a video chat app called FaceTime, and more. I’m still a happy Android user, but I have to hand it to Apple. They continue to school the industry on aesthetics and marketing. Case in point: the FaceTime demo video . First, some background. I got a Sprint EVO at Google I/O which has a front-facing video camera, and presumably the ability to do video calls. So far, I haven’t tried it. My general feeling about video calling is “Why?” I hate talking on the phone, so giving someone else the ability to see me while I talk on the phone seems like a yawner. I can’t imagine walking around holding my phone out in front of my face to do a video call.

Google Wave in Action: Real-World Use Case Studies

Google Wave in Action: Real-World Use Case Studies

A week ago I asked readers to tell me how they’re using Google Wave in their daily lives, and despite a bit of “ha! no one’s using Wave!” snarking on the Twitter, I got lots of interesting responses. Unsurprisingly, most Wavers use it as a real-time wiki, but some take advantage of features unique to Wave, like inline and private replies, public tags, and gadgets. I featured the most unique use cases I got in a brand new chapter just added to The Complete Guide to Google Wave . The following is the text of the just-published Chapter 10 , which describes ways in which a few people who don’t work for Google are using Wave to get things done–with screenshots. So far you’ve learned the finer workings of Wave in great detail, but there’s a big difference between understanding how to swing a hammer and building a house. In this chapter, you’ll meet regular people who are already getting things done with Wave in their daily work and life. You’ll learn the Wave techniques they’ve developed through trial and error, and the specific Wave features they use to get certain jobs done. Finally, you’ll create wave templates you can use and reuse for your own purposes. Take a look at some real-world case studies of Wave in action. Wave as a Group To-do List and Daily Work Log Justin Swall runs Swall’s Associated Services, a small company which provides computer repair and consulting for small businesses. Justin uses Wave as a daily to-do list that he and his co-workers update to track who has done what. He makes use of the “Copy to New Wave” feature to transfer undone items from one day to the next, as shown in Figure 10-1


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Why I Stopped Being Paranoid and Started Using Mint

Why I Stopped Being Paranoid and Started Using Mint

The idea of giving anyone my online banking usernames and passwords sends shivers up my spine. But my finances are more irregular than ever right now, so I’ve got to keep a close eye on them. For the last seven years, every month I dutifully fired up Microsoft Money (then later, Intuit’s Quicken) on my computer to balance my accounts. Now that I’m freelancing, it’s either feast or famine in my checking account, and that makes me want to jump off the roof instead of launch Quicken. When several months of personal finance denial went by without doing basic house-cleaning, I bounced a check. It was time to make keeping tabs on my money easier. Enter Mint.com , a web-based finance aggregator. Given your online banking credentials, Mint logs into your accounts, fetches your transactions and balances for you, and arranges them into a single, well-designed dashboard. Back in October of 2007, Adam gave Mint a rave review on Lifehacker. But in the editors’ private chatroom I said I thought it looked great, but that I couldn’t bring myself to give it my online banking passwords

Enforced Dancing Boosts Morale and Shortens Meetings

Enforced Dancing Boosts Morale and Shortens Meetings

Writer Dominic Ali came up with an unusual way to make office meetings more bearable–one that would make Ellen proud. In the comments of my recent post about meetings , Ali says : At my previous job, I once took on a temporary acting communications director role. All of a sudden, I had eight people reporting to me. To keep impromptu meetings short, I instituted Dance Meetings. By playing some funk at low levels through my computer speakers, I’d encourage my colleagues to dance. We’d dance for the duration of the song as we discussed their projects, challenges, personal troubles, etc. The benefits were immediately clear. Meetings were kept to about 5 minutes, maximum 10 for an extended James Brown tune. Self-conscious people were intimidated and didn’t drop in for impromptu meetings as often.